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Easy Tips to Boost Your Health

By Sara Butler

There are a few things that, if you do them each day, you'll be able to boost your overall health and wellness. Having an unhealthy lifestyle is the biggest contributor to chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Here are a few of the things you can do to help reduce your risk and boost your health!

Exercise

You brush your teeth every day to keep your teeth and gums healthy, so why not exercise a little each day to help boost your overall health, too? Doing about 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day, such as walking or biking, can have a huge impact on your overall health.

Aerobic exercise can help to strengthen your cardiovascular system, so look to make your daily exercise something that challenges your heart. Swimming, getting on the treadmill or elliptical, or even taking the dog for a walk at a brisk pace are all great ways to ramp up your heart rate and make that heart muscle stronger. You don't even have to complete all 30 minutes at once. Doing 10 minutes here and there throughout the day can get the job done, making lack of time to exercise an excuse that doesn't quite work!

Eat a Healthy Diet

Stop with the fast food and junk food and focus on whole, unprocessed foods in your diet. Foods that are high in salt, cholesterol, trans fats, and unsaturated fats are terrible for your overall health and wellness. Replace them with whole grains, complex carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and healthy fats to make a difference in your health.

Learn to Deal with Stress

Stress isn't something you can avoid, so you must learn effective ways to deal with it in order to keep it from impacting your health and wellness. Exercise is a great way to help control stress, but so is spending time with friends and family, getting enough sleep at night, and eating right.

It's also important to set boundaries in your life to control stress. Set a limit on how many hours per week you work so you're not neglecting other things in your life that are integral to your overall health. If you care for an elderly parent or children, then make time for yourself to relax and rejuvenate so you don't let stress spiral out of control.

If you have questions about how you can improve your overall health and wellness, talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Long Beach, Calif.

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